In Search of Perfumes by Dominique Roques
Bookseller review by Kath:
The perfume trade is secretive, but here is a book which takes the reader to far off lands to reveal the hidden worlds of farmers and producers tapping into ancient traditions to provide resins and oils for this little known world of perfume creation. In part a travel memoir, above all Roques pays homage to the unsung heroes who plant, harvest, and distill from the trees and flowers found in remote, often inaccessible regions of the earth. All to provide the West’s demand for the highest quality scents. Roques is an experienced traveller and highly knowledgeable. Climate change and fair pay, recognition of ethical sourcing – this most unusual of books will alter how you buy and wear perfume. At last, we have the backstory from an insider.
Due to be published on 13 October 2022.